Mr. John (Jack) R. Hewitt

Partner, Pastore & Dailey LLC

John R. ("Jack") Hewitt is a securities lawyer and focuses his practice on securities litigation and regulatory advice and counsel to broker-dealers, investment banks and investment advisers. His work involves virtually every aspect of the federal and state securities laws, including equity, fixed income and derivatives trading, net capital, short-selling, suitability, record retention, insider trading, cybersecurity and registration issues. Cybersecurity is a major part of Mr. Hewitt’s practice, and he is a recognized national authority in this field. Among other things, he advises firms on their development of information security programs, guides them through cyber incidents and represents them in any resultant regulatory inquiry. Mr. Hewitt regularly conducts cybersecurity audits for broker-dealers and investment advisers, and was the SEC appointed independent outside consultant in the first major SEC cybersecurity enforcement action, In the Matter of LPL Financial Corp., Respondent Admin. Proc. File No. 3-13181 (2008). Mr. Hewitt has written extensively on the regulation of electronic technology in the securities markets, including a series of articles for the New York Law Journal, and has chaired and spoken at numerous seminars on it. Mr. Hewitt is the author of Cybersecurity in the Federal Securities Markets, a Bloomberg BNA treatise, and is the editor and author of Securities Practice & Electronic Technology, an ALM publication. He is also the author of the Record Keeping and Advertising Chapters of the PLI Broker-Dealer Regulation treatise. Mr. Hewitt is currently the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association, Business Section Subcommittee on Cybersecurity. He is a recipient of the Compliance Reporter Compliance Person of the Year award for his work in electronic technology regulation, was a participant in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s roundtable discussions on internet issues and is listed on the International Who’s Who of e-Commerce lawyers.


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